By BJ Reyes
This isn't much of an update, but there's a video for it, so there's that =)
Unlike last month, when the knee hand't bent in 17 weeks, now the knee bends fairly well. It's right at the 90 degree mark, which is where my surgeon wanted it to be by this time. Still limited weight-bearing -- haven't ditched those crutches yet -- but it's getting there.
Above is the video my newest hamstring workout, which is basically just bending the knee, but with a slight amount of resistance. Because of the limited amount of exercise that's been allowed, out of caution for tearing down some of the freshly rebuilt muscle and tissue, it's been pretty much a holding pattern since I first bent the knee last month. The range of motion is slowly coming back, and the muscle strength, too.
Things are progressing, though, and there is an end in sight. Maybe not an end to rehab, but an end to looking out the window and seeing snow, not to mention the cold temperatures!